The state also announced 614 new confirmed cases of coronavirus.
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The group will host three outdoor sessions to teach people about the movement to defund the police in Chicago, and prison and police abolition.
The state's seven-day positivity rate average remained at 2.6 percent, meaning 2.6 percent of all tests returned in the past week were positive.
"The main thing is all around us, cases are on the incline. ... We look good in Chicago right now, but Chicago doesn't have a wall around it."
Instead of a massive event in Grant Park, this year’s Taste will go virtual with community meals hosted by Chicago residents, online cooking classes, and music and dance events.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic makes it risky to have parties or gatherings with crowds — especially as other places are seeing big increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
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"This won't get solved without a holistic, all-hands-on-deck approach," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. "Now is the time for us as Chicagoans to rise to this challenge."
Several new Illinois laws take effect July 1, impacting minimum wages, public school curriculum and work conditions.
The holiday weekend typically sees a spike in shootings and murders — and Chicago's already been struggling with shootings and the recent slayings of children.
People are meant to spread out inside the circles, but not go out further, to ensure there's at least 6 feet of space between visitors.